The ICCF Group

Our programs engage and educate high-level decision makers, promote innovative partnerships, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian government agencies.

We work to ensure the sustained support and collaboration of governments and the private sector for policies and projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our global economy.

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The International Conservation Corps

Our veteran conservation professionals provide knowledge, experience, and best practices to governmental and non-governmental partners in developing nations to help them address their priority conservation challenges.

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The Caucus Model for Conservation

More and more governments are recognizing the success of the legislative caucus model for conservation, first pioneered in the U.S. Congress and replicated in parliaments in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Where We Work

We work at the highest levels of governments and in national parks and protected areas in the United States and in developing countries around the globe, filling a niche in the conservation arena.

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Governance

Political, business, and nonprofit leaders have joined forces in a bipartisan fashion to support The ICCF Group and its approach to conservation.

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Leadership

Our executive team works to advance conservation governance by building political support through the caucus model and providing on-the-ground solutions for conservation and the sound management of the world's protected areas.

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ICCF Publications

From quarterly publications to impact reports, ICCF regularly publishes documentation to keep its supporters informed of its ongoing efforts as well as of its partners' contributions to conservation.

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ICCF Quarterly

Published seasonally, the ICCF Quarterly is your go-to publication to learn about the most important highlights of our work.

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Impact Report

Download our 24-month report, and learn about our impact. Find out the results we are driving on a range of issues, including combating wildlife trafficking, building the institutional capacity of national parks systems, and ensuring the sustainability of ocean resources.

2016-2017 Impact Statement

ICCF Films

Subscribe and hear the stories. Through its YouTube series, ICCF brings a more intimate perspective on the issues tackled through its international program, bringing to screen the voices of our supporters and of the actors who make our work possible.

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Extraordinary Leadership in Conservation

Joining our international network offers opportunities for open dialogue and collaboration with partner governments, businesses, and NGOs around the world. This cross-sectoral engagement facilitates sound policy frameworks aimed at conservation and sustainability, while creating opportunities for the establishment of public-private partnerships to advance natural resource management.

Since 2006, The ICCF Group has brought together many of the most influential nonprofit organizations and businesses in the world who, as members of the ICCF Conservation Council, have taken advantage of this opportunity to advance sustainability and improve the effectiveness of their efforts and investments toward safeguarding our planet.

The ICCF Conservation Council

The ICCF Group convenes the foremost collaboration of corporate and NGO partners to seek consensus on conservation topics and provide expertise to educate policymakers on issues of good natural resource management.

Among our partners are:

“It’s the experience that comes from those NGOs and volunteers that are assisting in this wider effort to come up with long-term solutions that will protect species far into the future…”

-- Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), International Conservation Caucus Founding Co-Chair

Annual Publication:
Partners in Conservation

Through this annual publication, our partner organizations and businesses share their conservation stories with a global audience of public- and private-sector leaders.

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House Passes Caucus Co-Chair-Sponsored DELTA Act

The House of Representatives has voted to pass H.R. 4819, the Defending Economic Livelihoods and Threatened Animals (DELTA) Act, a bill aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth through trans-boundary conservation programs in the Okavango River Basin.

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), a co-chair of the International Conservation Caucus, introduced the bill with bipartisan support in January. Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN), also co-chairs of the House International Conservation Caucus, were among original co-sponsors of the bill.

The Okavango River Basin is Africa’s most expansive inland water system, extending from its source in the highlands of Angola, through Namibia, and into the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. These waters support more than one million Angolans, Botswanans, and Namibians, as well as Africa’s largest remaining population of elephants and a wealth of biodiversity. The region is ripe with potential for development through ecotourism, which can be a sustainable source of revenue for local communities. Like other regions in Africa, increased levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking threaten elephant populations in the region and prospects for inclusive, sustainable growth.

The aim of the DELTA Act is to combat these threats and provide opportunities for growth by enhancing cooperation and coordination between governments, leveraging the experience and expertise of private sector and non-governmental stakeholders. Specifically, the DELTA Act directs responsible agencies to engage the governments of Angola, Botswana, and Namibia, and neighboring Zambia and Zimbabwe, to develop a strategy in partnership with regional entities, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to promote sustainable natural resource and water management, combat wildlife trafficking, and spur inclusive economic growth. Further, the bill authorizes U.S. assistance programs to prioritize ongoing efforts to promote development through conservation, provide technical assistance, and build anti-poaching capacity, and it and provides for U.S. government cooperation with private sector entities to support conservation projects in the region.

“Animals and poachers know no borders,” Chairman Royce said during floor debate on the bill. “In order for conservation efforts to be successful, we must take a transboundary approach. I was proud to be the author of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act of 2004. With that act, we saw that increased coordination across national borders can be successful in protecting critical landscapes and combating poaching threats. The DELTA Act looks to build on these proven successes.”

Read Chairman Royce’s full House floor remarks here.

The DELTA Act now moves to the Senate, where the co-chairs of the Senate International Conservation Caucus have recently introduced companion legislation. Caucus co-chair Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) is the lead sponsor on the bill. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), also co-chairs of the International Conservation Caucus, are original co-sponsors, along with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

Senator Coons and Chairman Royce each spoke about the need for coordinated conservation efforts in the Okavango River Basin during a July 17th discussion held at the U.S Institute for Peace. Watch their discussion here.

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